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Orangutans in Sumatra learn to live in the wild

At the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, orangutans are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Rescued orangutans learn how to feed and fend for themselves in the lowland rainforests of central Sumatra—skills they never had the chance to pick up from their mothers.

  • 7 Ways you can help save the ocean

    June 06, 2018

    Covering more than 70% of our planet’s surface, the ocean contains the largest diversity of life on Earth and affects everything from global weather patterns to food systems. Learn what steps you can take help protect the ocean. 

    Coral with a big school of fish. Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Ambergris caye, Belize, Central America.
  • An important win for the world's largest tropical wetland

    March 22, 2018

    Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay signed an unprecedented declaration that calls for sustainable development of the Pantanal, a 42-million-acre wetland that touches each country. The decision follows years of collaboration among the governments that are securing a prosperous future for one of the most biologically rich ecosystems on the planet.

    The Pantanal from above
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  • How Renewable Energy Can Help Power Businesses

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2015
    A shared vision could lead to exponential impact
    Group of wind turbines, Selfkant, Germany
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef under Threat

    February 09, 2015

    Unsustainable development alongside the Great Barrier Reef could cause severe damage to one of Earth’s most important marine environmental systems, according to a new report commissioned by WWF. In order to prevent new stress on this already-vulnerable ecosystem, WWF is calling on the Australian government to ban all dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site.

    sea turtles in great barrier reef
  • Waste: Sustainability without a Blueprint

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    A chef’s common-sense approach to nimble innovation
    Food waste
  • Consumption: From Bok Choy to Banquets

    WWF Magazine: Fall 2014
    On the front lines of food security in China
    Women in Mali and farmers in China